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Health and physical activity

The Health Team are excited to announce that our Health classes for people with long term conditions are set to restart on Monday 7 December!

Our health conditions classes will restart in Tweedbank, Galashiels and Peebles. This will be a phased approach with the aim of rolling out into more areas in the New Year. We have also restarted our Macmillan walks for people affected by cancer in Tweedbank and Kelso.

Our classes will be running with limited capacity to ensure the safety of those attending, please  note that all sessions will need to be booked in advance using our online booking system. For more information on how to book CLICK HERE, or to book your class now CLICK HERE.

For information on the referral process for these classes please contact the staff via the below emails. If you continue to have issues booking onto your sessions or would like more information about the sessions, please contact our Heatlh Development Officers, Paul Davis, Charlotte Jones or Callie Johnston on email:
pdavis@liveborders.org.ukcjones@liveborders.org.uk,  callie.johnston@liveborders.org.uk

Health Conditions Class Timetable  

Monday 7 December to Friday 18 December 2020

Monday
 Macmillan Friendly Walking Group
10:00
Jedburgh Tourist Info Office
Health Conditions Class
11:15-12:15
@ Tweedbank Sports Complex
Wednesday
 Walking Class
10:00-11:00
@ Tweedbank Sports Complex Track
Virtual Low Level Circuits
11:15
@Tweedbank Sports Complex
Health Conditions Class
14:30-15:30
@ Trifitness
Macmillan Walking Group
10:00
@ Kelso Library 10am
Macmillan Walking Group
10:00@ Tweedbank Sports Complex
Thursday
 Health Conditions Class
11:00-12:00
@ Gytes Leisure Centre

Live Borders has a passion and drive to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone living in the Scottish Borders. We have various programmes that can support people into leading heathier, happier and stronger lifestyles. We know that being active while coping with a long-term health condition is never easy and this is why we offer suitable and supported options at a discounted rate. Our goal is to give you the tools to lead a healthy and active lifestyle by reducing your risk of developing further health issues.

Live Borders is working in partnership with NHS Borders, Macmillan Cancer Support and various other charities to provide these activities. Please speak to your local healthcare professional to refer you into this programme or contact the Live Borders Health Team to discuss further.

Some of the options we have are:

Steadi: Follow on class from falls prevention for individuals who have balance and mobility issues. These classes focus on improving lower limb strength, balance and flexibility and can be performed from a seated or standing position.

Gentle Movement/Gardening/Walking: All options are low level which include outdoor activities and health walks. Gentle Movement is a class that focuses on breathing awareness and relaxation.

Small Group Exercise/Health Condition Classes: Moderate level class which takes place within a closed studio or gym environment and includes exercises/routines to suit each individual. There are specific options available for diabetes and mental health.

Activity Referral Membership: This includes a discounted, all-inclusive membership which covers exercise classes (inc above), swimming and gym sessions in all Live Borders facilities.

Those who are independently mobile and can exercise on their own will receive a tailored gym programme to allow them to access the gym in their own time.

For more information please contact our Activity Development Officers, Paul Davis, Charlotte Jones or Callie Johnston on email:
pdavis@liveborders.org.ukcjones@liveborders.org.ukcallie.johnston@liveborders.org.uk